Newsletter – December 2018

Latest news

IGas super injunction taken to High Court

Ian Crane and Paul Powlesland QC are in court this week defending our human right to protest.

Previously, without prior warning and in a secret court, IGas applied for and obtained a super injunction to cover 3 hydraulic fracturing sites – Misson Springs near Doncaster, Tinker Lane near Blyth and Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. This injunction prevents the public from effectively protesting their fracking activities.

Frack Free Misson’s GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to pay the legal fees has surpassed it’s goal of £5,000.

To stay up to date, follow Frack Free Misson on Facebook.

Fracking halted AGAIN in Lancashire

The largest earth tremor so far has been recorded at Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool, forcing the company to pause operations.

A minor earthquake of 1.5 magnitude struck late on Tuesday morning following a series of far smaller tremors, and after fossil fuel exploration had stopped for the day.

Recurring seismic events throughout October meant fracking at the new site in Lancashire had to be repeatedly put on hold.

Most events could not be felt, although locals did report feeling the most recent 1.5 tremor.

Read the full article by The Independent

Upcoming events

Winter Solstice at Tinker Lane

Saturday 22nd December
Starts at 4pm
Tinker Lane Protectors Camp, DN22 8PA

Join the protectors for some solstice connection, reflection and earth healing vibes. We’ll meet and spend some time by the gates, then head to camp and eat some warming food. Everyone welcome!

Find out more on Facebook

FRACK OFF – festive fundraiser

Saturday 22nd December
Starts at 7pm
The Queen Crafthouse & Kitchen, 1 Sunny Bar, Doncaster DN1 1LY

Evening of live music to raise awareness of fracking and support those who are protesting daily at anti-fracking camps in the Doncaster area. RAFFLE £1 ENTRY. Plus a talk by Dave Shaw, co-founder of Frack Free South Yorkshire. Free entry but donations welcome to support the anti-fracking movement.

Find out more on Facebook

Sheffield Against Fracking AGM & monthly meeting

Tuesday 8th January 2019
7.30pm-9.30pm
Central URC Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB

With the growing threat of fracking and toxic waste in our area, we’d love new people to get involved with ideas, skills or a desire to learn.

There are various roles available, from event and action coordinators to internal and external communication roles. For more information, please email us.

Find out more on Facebook

Regional Strategy Meeting for South Yorks/ East Mids

Saturday 12th January 2019
10am – 1pm
The Wesley Centre, Blyth Road, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8JD

The fourth meeting of anti-fracking campaigners and activists from across the region. If you are active within your local area or group you are welcome. Meet like-minded people, share knowledge, skills and experiences, and learn about the situation locally & nationally. By coming together we can be greater than the sum of our parts!

Find out more on Facebook

Fracking: Health impacts & the KM8 victory 

Tuesday 22nd January 2019
7.30-9.30pm
Theatre Delicatessen

How the North Yorkshire community of Kirby Misperton united to protect their landscape from fracking; with views from Eddie & Tim Thornton – 2 different approaches to activism. 

Eddie Thornton – activist who threw everything on the line to protect his local area from fracking – why and how.

Tim Thornton – retired family doctor and a concerned health professional, who has set up Concerned Health Professionals of the United Kingdom (alongside Carol Hutchinson from Eckington) 

Deborah Gibson – local activist & campaigner from Harthill Against Fracking & Frack Free South Yorkshire – an update on fracking in the area how you can get involved. 

Free entry, donations to Sheffield Against Fracking
Apple crumble, tea & coffee included

Find out more on Eventbrite

Can you spare a few hours?

WE NEED YOU to help with the fight against fracking. Come and join us at one of our events. We’d love to meet you.Learn from the SAF team and help spread the word. Have fun, eat cake, blow bubbles, play with dinosaurs and bask in the sunshine.

Email us if you’d like to get involved: saf@sheffieldagainstfracking.org.uk

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